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B: Good afternoon. Please put your bag and coat on the desk.
Good afternoon. Thank you.
B: Please have a seat. What is your name?
My name is XXX.
B: Where do you live?
I live in ... city in ....
A: Good afternoon. I ask you some questions about Japan. Could you tell me where the fishing spot in Japan? Where and what kind of fish can you fish?
You mean fishing? I don't do fishing. But in mountainous area, in the clean river, you can catch あゆ--a small salmon like fish(鱒の説明をするがsalmonがでてこなくて間ができる。ABがけげんな顔をしていて、あれ、さっきはあゆと言ったっけ、と混乱する).
A: Oh, I know.
In Shikoku area, in the southwestern part of Japan, in early May, bonito is famous. I eat さんま in autumn and winter.
A: How about tuna?
Of, tuna is popular. We eat thinly sliced raw(語順がめちゃくちゃだな、と思いながら答える)
A: How is the winter? Are Hokkaido and Okinawa different?
Yes. Okinawa's climate is subtropical. So it is warm. It is about 15 degree centigrade. In Hokkaido, it's very cold, about minus three centigrade(気温は正確な数字じゃないな)
A: Could you tell me where I could ski?
There are a lot of skiing resorts in Japan. But I don't ski. This is just my knowledge. Niseko in Hokkaido is famous for its powder snow. Many Australians visit there.
A: Australians--- I see.
A: When and where were the Olympics last held in Japan?

I remember the last Olympics were held in Nagano. It was winter Olympics---about ten years ago.
A: How about summer Olympics?
---(なかなか思い出せない)
A: OK. Could you tell me about Japanese?
You mean Japanese letters?
A: Yes.
Japanese has three types of letters. Kanji, hiragana and katakana. Kanji is Chinese character. Each letter has a meaning and we use them. Kana and katakana has no meaning only a mark of sound like alphabet. Kana and katakana is made from Chinese character.
A: kana and kana---
Hiragana and katakana
A: Hiragana and katakana are from Chinese character?
Yes.
A: Could you tell me what is the difference between shrine and temple?
Shrines are built in honor of Shintoism. Shinto is the Japanese original religion. Shinto has many Gods representing mountains, winds and other natural objects. Temples are built in honor of Buddhism. Buddhism is introduced in Japan in the 8th century,
A: The 8th century.
Yes.(自身満々に答えてしまったが、帰りに6世紀だと気づいた)
If you visit a certain building and want to know which is it temple or shrine, if there is a big red gate in front of the building, it is a shrine.
A: If I fond red gate at the entrance, it is a shrine.
Yes.
A: Could you tell me a famous shrine?
In Tokyo area, Meiji Jingu is famous. It is dedicated for the Emperor Meiji.
A:? How about a temple?
In Tokyo area, Sensou temple, we can also read it Asakusa. It is the oldest temple in Tokyo.
A:? (もうおわりです、というようなことを言われた)Thank you for telling me.
You are welcome.
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